Oscar Shorts 2019-Animated

Opens Feb 8, 2019

Starting February 8, Ragtag will be screening the nominees of both the Animated and Live Action categories, offering your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country, don't miss this year's selection of shorts. The Academy Awards ceremony takes place Sunday, Feb. 24.

ANIMATED SHORTS (76 minutes)

Bao – A Chinese-Canadian woman suffering from empty nest syndrome gets a second shot at motherhood when one of her handmade dumplings comes alive. Dirs. Domee Shi, USA, 8 min.

Late Afternoon – An elderly woman drifts back through her memories. She exists between two states, the past and the present. Dir. Louise Bagnall, Ireland, 10 min.

Animal Behaviour – Animated anthropomorphized characters in a therapy session. Dirs. Alison Snowden and David Fine, Canada, 14 min.

Weekends – A young boy shuffles between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand animated film set in 1980's Toronto. Dir. Trevor Jimenez, USA, 16 min.

One Small Step – TAIKO Studios presents the story of Luna, a Chinese American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut. Dirs. Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas, USA, 8 min.

Bonus (non-nominated)

Wishing Box – A pirate discovers a treasure chest and brings it aboard his ship. Upon opening the chest, he discovers there is more to the chest than meets the eye. Dir. Wenli Zhang, 6 min.

Tweet Tweet – Our life is like walking on a tightrope. In times we are scared or lost we lose balance. When we are happy and excited we forget we walk on a rope. We can even fly! Dir. Zhanna Bekmambetova, 11 min.